Eat sour candy by the batch? Are you that odd person who eats lemons straight? If so then we think tamarind powder might be something of interest to you…
Tamarind is a fruit that grows in wood vaneer-like pods. When the fruit is ripe the insides become dark brown and sticky like gummy candy. The flavor is deeply sour, sweet, and a little tangy. This fruit is popular in most the world minus North America where it is usually used as an ingredient in steak sauce.
Tamarind powder is made from dehydrated and ground tamarind. The flavor is highly concentrated as opposed to fresh tamarind and is intensely more sweet-and-sour. The flavor is often used to add a puckeriness to sauces, chutneys, lentil and legume dishes, and pickles. In Western kitchens, chefs often use tamarind powder to craft BBQ sauces, ketchup, pizza sauces, and as a seasoning for wild game.
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary.|
|Recommended Applications||Use Tamarind Powder to mix with marinades, barbecue sauces, smoothies or dried herbs and spices to create unique dry rubs. Can also be added to curry dishes, couscous, and rice for added spice.|
|Taste & Aroma||Acidic & Fruity, Bitter or Astringent, Sweet|
|Cuisine||African, Asian, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Jamaican, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asia, Thai|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Shelf Life||3 Years|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Allergen Information||None Specified|